How do I get started?
- Follow your instructions to create an account. If you don’t have your magic word or know where to get started, reach out to your administrator or email email@example.com.
- Next, navigate Shmoop’s homepage to find all the premium resources organized by subject. You can also click “My Stuff” or “Products” in the top navigation bar to see all the resources available.
- Once you find some content that works for you, create a Shmoop classroom to monitor progress. Click here to learn how to create a classroom.
How do I get help using Shmoop?
Ongoing webinars- Shmoop offers three kinds of webinars to support you during COVID closures:
- Welcome to Shmoop- Perfect for beginners navigating the basics of the site
- Shmoop for Remote Learning - best practices for using Shmoop in a remote setting
- Shmoop Office Hours - spend time with a Shmoop Customer Success manager live to get questions answered and hear from other educators.
- Read articles, FAQs, and Best Practices for using Shmoop’s programs
- Connect with our support team here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Not sure what the heck Shmoop is? Start here.
- Navigate our video library of support and program videos
- Check out the “Product Tour” button inside each program to get an idea of how to get started
- Explore our Parent Page and Teacher Encyclopedia for at-home learning ideas
- Getting Started with Shmoop webinar recording
- Shmoop EKIT
- Shmoop Homeschool Schedule (coming soon)
What are the best ways to use Shmoop outside the classroom?
We at Shmoop find that providing students with choice and flexibility is best when thrust into distance learning. Create pathways for them to engage with Shmoop based on the subject matter and standards you’re trying to teach. Here are some starter tips:
- Use the video library to find a playlist or group of videos that supports or reinforces the content you’re working on.
- Send students to specific drills inside of test prep programs that are tied to skills you’re teaching to help weave test preparation and core instruction.
- Use Shmoop’s diagnostic tests (found in test prep and in RTI) to identify gaps in learning and to create personalized learning pathways inside of Shmoop.